Well, I have to say I was super thankful for the video Jenna Rudolph posted on her blog that broke Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy down into an easy to understand concept. As I read the official article I wasn’t gleaning much from it. The article came across as an assessment for computer class rather than a guide on how to use the concept. I will say I really liked the quote found at the beginning of the article that states, “[i]t’s not about the tools, its using the tools to facilitate learning.” I feel it should be the quote for this course. I have to keep reminding myself of this as we make out way through each module.
The video made me want to jump on the wagon and use the digital taxonomy tool ASAP. The key is this: Bloom’s Digital Taxonomy is something teachers can use to help them design technologically rich learning experiences.
Now who wouldn’t want to use a tool that helped them accomplish that!?
The video goes through some of the action orientated verbs that are associated with each level of Bloom’s Digital taxonomy. As a teacher, I think these action verbs would be very helpful in understanding what level of questioning I am addressing and how I can take an assignment to the next level. I really liked the constant reminder that this is a tool meant to help me, as a teacher, to be more effective in the classroom. After seeing the video, I think this would be a very useful tool to go along with TIM, the Technology Integration Matrix, in helping a teacher to use technology effectively in the classroom to assist in achieving learning outcomes.